- Step back into history at Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Springhill Lane NE, during the Underground Railroad Experience. Participants will experience a series of historical-based vignettes from the perspective of a runaway slave in the early nineteenth century. Small groups are led on a 45-minute trek that encounters a sampling of the dangers and conflicts encountered by freedom seekers of the 1800s. Shows are scheduled at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The 1 p.m. performance will be on the front porch, allowing for people with mobility issues or who are unable to walk through the woods to attend. Advance ticket reservations are suggested. For sales and additional information call Spring Hill Historic Home at 330-833- 6749. Tickets can also be purchased at www.springhillhistorichome.org. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the home will also be open for self-guided tours at a cost of $3. There will be a variety of exhibits on the Underground Railroad, abolitionism, and the anti-slavery movement in Stark County and a pulled pork dinner that will served from late morning throughout the afternoon. For ticket price and information, visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
- Lights Out, a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute band, will perform at the Lions Lincoln Theatre at 7:30 pm. Reserved seats are $15 for the balcony and $20 for the main floor. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
- The Massillon Heritage Foundation and Mandy Altimus Stahl will offer back-to-back tours of Five Oaks and Massillon’s National Register district—historic Fourth Street. Guests may take one or both tours. At 1 p.m., Stahl will lead a walking tour of the Fourth Street neighborhood. Participants will hear the stories of former residents and visitors: a conductor on the Underground Railroad, grandfather of author Jack London, famous actresses, presidents and an internationally famous classical singer. No reservations are required, and the $7 fee may be paid with cash or credit card upon arrival. The tour will meet in front of Five Oaks, 210 Fourth St. NE and will return in time for the 3 p.m. tour of Five Oaks mansion. Fee for Five Oaks is $7 and tours are at 2 or 3 p.m. The walking tour will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. For more information, contact 330-704-7631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete schedule of Massillon history walking tours, visit margyvogt.com.
- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Chuck Cheton from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at 6 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.
- Mercy Medical Center is holding a free Medicare Options event at 9 a.m. at Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton. The community is invited to attend the program that is designed to help seniors choose the right Medicare Plan. No reservations are required. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to set up a one-on-one session with Mercy’s State certified Medicare counselor, call Mercy Senior Friends at 330-489-1215.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Accessing Your Library from Home. Learn to use a home computer or mobile device to find, reserve, and renew materials, and download free eBooks from the library's website. Also, create an account to stream digital movies, eBooks and music with your library card. Registration is required for the free class. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- At 5:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Family Movie Night. The movie is based on the classic books about an ornery rabbit, his three sisters, and their cousin who enjoy annoying the local farmer by eating out of his vegetable garden. When he dies suddenly, his nephew inherits the house, but finds much more than he bargained for. The evening is free and so is the popcorn. No registration required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 317 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- Beyond the Blues will be presented by Sarah N. Sayre, Ph.D., and Adrienne V. Sampson, Ph.D., at 6 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center. Knowledge is power in combating this mental illness. Attend this Health Talk to learn about the signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatments for depression. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.
- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Debbie Banal from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at 6 p.m. at Aultman West. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.
At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites students in grades 7 to 12 to challenge others to Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. It is a free program and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 327 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- Take a tour of Massillon Cemetery at 2 p.m. to learn about the history of the community and former residents who made an impact on Massillon and the nation. Participants should meet at the cemetery entrance. Ample free parking is available on both sides of South Erie Street. Reservations are not necessary; the $7 fee may be paid by cash or credit card at the beginning of the tour. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more information, contact Mandy Altimus Stahl at 330-704-7631 or email@example.com. For a complete 2018 schedule of Massillon history walking tours, visit margyvogt.com.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will host a Book Swap sponsored by the Massillon Recreation Center. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and and 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Aug. 28, bring your gently used books inside the Second Street entrance of the Massillon Public Library and exchange for one point per book. Then from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28, you may use each of those points to redeem a free book from the hundreds that have been collected. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- At noon and 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library invites readers to join either Monday Book Clubs, as they discuss American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin. The book clubs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org .
- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon at noon at Loby’s, 4736 Hills and Dales Road NW, next to Drug Mart. Reservations are required, and participants pay for their own meal. For more information, call Norma at 330-452-5889.
- The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State University is sponsoring an information session for individuals interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages of business formation. The information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stark County District Library, Downtown Branch, 715 Market Ave. N. The fee is $10 per person for program materials. Registration and payment of the information session must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact 330-244-3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At 6:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., and Spring Hill Historic Home will present World War I Posters: For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People with guest speaker Susan Talbot-Stanaway. The public is invited to attend this free program and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
- Kidney Class will be presented by Amy Hazel, CNP, at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Join Hazel as she discusses chronic kidney disease (CKD), its risk factors and diagnostic testing. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.